There are a number of minor annoyances associated with film:
- There is no instant feedback via an LCD display to show you how badly you messed up.
- Your ISO is limited to the film you just loaded in the camera.
- You have a finite number of images on a roll of film.
- It’s expensive to get film processed, printed, and/or scanned – not to mention time-consuming.
|Holga image, West River Drive|
I realized at the outset that I would have to concentrate on not wasting film − essentially by composing shots, focusing critically, and metering for proper exposure. These are things we tend not to bother with anymore – we just set the digital on auto and blast off a string of images.
What I Learned Using My Film Cameras
|Mausoleum at 28mm|
Epilogue (Rest in Peace?):
"Kodak stops producing slide film due to lack of demand" (March 3, 2012)
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